SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Merger Island (RUS) 70° 06' 00.0" S 71° 13' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 119380 Place ID: 9455

Merger Island (GBR) 70° 17' 00.0" S 70° 42' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 110125 Place ID: 9455

ice-covered except for two small rock outcrops and rising to 275m in the entrance of Haydn Inlet, W Alexander Island, E of Dorsey Island, following map compilation by FIDS in 1959 from air photographs taken by RARE in 1947, was named descriptively, the island merging with the surrounding Wilkins Ice Shelf ([in 70°06'S 71°13'W, SE of Dorsey Island] APC, 1961, p.3; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, end map; [in 70°17'S 70°48'W] APC, 1977, p.22; [position corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of February 1979] BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/9, 2-DOS 1980; APC, 1986, p.3). Ostrov Merdzher (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Merger Island (USA) 70° 06' 00.0" S 71° 13' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 128812 Place ID: 9455

Ice-covered island 3 mi long at the entrance to Haydn lnlet, off the W coast of Alexander Island. First mapped from air photos taken by the RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960. The name given by the UK-APC is descriptive, the island being almost submerged in the surrounding ice shelf.

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